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  • Black Unemployment Rate Lowest in 17 Years

    12/18/2017 12:17:18 PM PST · by gubamyster · 42 replies ^ | 12/18/2017 | Michael W. Chapman
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics( BLS), the unemployment rate for black Americans is the lowest it has been since the year 2000, 17 years ago. In November, the national unemployment rate for black Americans, ages 16 and over, was 7.3%. The last time it was 7.3% was in the year 2000, during the months September, October and November. During the Bush and Obama years (2001 -2016), the black unemployment rate fluctuated between 7.7% and a high of 16.8%. Back in September 2017, the rate was 7.0%, a low that had not been seen since April of 2000. Prior...
  • African Americans are the only U.S. racial group earning less than in 2000

    10/15/2017 5:34:42 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 59 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 15, 2017 | Heather Long
    African Americans were worse off financially in 2016 than they were in 2000. The median income for an African American household was $39,490 last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released last week. It was $41,363 in 2000. (Both figures are in 2016 dollars, so they have been adjusted for inflation). African Americans are the only racial group the Census Bureau identifies that has been left behind. White, Asian and Latino households have all seen at least modest income gains since 2000.
  • Obama Flips Blacks on Backs

    11/24/2014 9:13:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | November 24, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    How does the first black president reward blacks for voting for their hero? With an executive order: “Go to the back of the employment line. Get behind illegal immigrants, including carriers of tuberculosis and criminals at large. Blessed are the politically useful and illegal immigrants are more useful than African Americans.” Blacks voted for Obama in record numbers: 91% in 2008 and 87% in 2012. It was historic. Yet, last week via unconstitutional executive order, the president announced an immigration “reform” plan that will disproportionately hurt African Americans. Trayvon Martin could have been “my son,” Obama sighed in 2012 when...
  • Obama Demands Minimum Wage While Denying Minimum Education

    09/11/2014 7:16:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | September 11, 2014 | John Ransom
    There’s good news folks.Obama finally has an employment policy that works. Apparently, if you cross the border from Mexico illegally, the chances of you finding and keeping a job rise considerably.At least in California. “Immigrants comprise more than one-third of California’s labor force (35%),” writes the California Immigrant Policy Center wrote in a report released in September. “They ?gure prominently in the agriculture, manufacturing, and repair and personal service industries. The undocumented in particular comprise a large share of the labor force in these industries as they represent 9% of the total state’s workforce. The undocumented alone comprise 38% of...
  • Obama Thinks Blacks Too Stupid to Understand

    05/10/2014 4:06:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | May 10, 2014 | John Ransom
    As Obama kicks off his You're Too Stupid to Understand campaign tour, Id like to make the following observation as a public service reminder: It's not that Obama started believing his press clippings; it's that Obama never for a moment doubted his press clippings. Generally, buying into the fables that the press tells about you-- both good and bad-- is a loser's proposition, especially in politics. Because when reality bumps up against the storyline, the storyline is unsustainable. The government lied about Vietnam. Bill Clinton lied about the Bible: oral sex, it turns out, is still sex. Were losing the...
  • In the Case of My Brother's Keeper, Race Does -- and Should -- Matter

    03/05/2014 5:30:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | March 5, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    President Obama announced last week a new race-based initiative, My Brother's Keeper. According to the White House, the program will coordinate government agencies and private foundations to help young men and boys of color. "Of color" basically means blacks and Latinos. In fact, it's pretty obvious the program is aimed at young black men. This fact has invited some conservative criticism. The Weekly Standard's Terry Eastland notes that the program is likely unconstitutional. Doling out benefits explicitly based on race is generally a no-no, according to the Supreme Court Even more frowned on: discrimination against women. The program will categorically...
  • Obama Identifies, Targets Newest Enemy of the People

    02/10/2014 4:12:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | February 10, 2014 | John Ransom
    From a solely material perspective, which is the only perspective that the government ought to consider, there is nothing wrong in our body politic that cant be made at least a little better with more jobs. But of course, as we learned last week, the Obama administration, Harry Reid and the rest of the secular rabble known as the progressive left don't want more jobs. For them jobs are a nuisance, jobs are a hindrance, jobs are the enemy. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Tuesday said that the Affordable Care Act will contribute to the equivalent of 2 million...
  • The Intentional Buffoonery of the Progressive Left

    02/09/2014 5:10:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | February 9, 2014 | John Ransom
    Goldilocks wrote: So how are beginning workers and poor people supposed to advance economically? Obama Wage Hike is Obamacare by 'Other Means' Dear Comrade Goldi, I can tell you one way to make it more difficult for beginning workers and poor people to advance. If you raise the minimum wage, theyll be likely to be hurt worst, first. People advance economically by gaining experience and thus bringing more value to an employer, not by passing capricious laws. According to a BLS survey done in 2011, only 5 percent of workers who make hourly wages are at or below the federal...
  • A Taste of Their Own Medicine

    11/23/2013 4:01:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | November 23, 2013 | Steve Deace
    This one is truly a man bites dog story. Never before has a campaign for a seat on a local community college board mattered so much to so many, and we have Dave Wilson in Houston to thank for it. For Dave Wilson has proven that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. Dave Wilson wouldve made C. Thomas Howells character in the 1980s cult classic movie Soul Man proud. The Caucasian Wilson took a page right out of that movies controversial playbook by leading voters in a largely black district to believe he was also black in order to win...
  • Racial Trade-offs: Part II

    10/16/2013 4:32:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 16, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    Last week's column discussed the political trade-offs made by black politicians and civil rights organizations that condemn whole generations of black youngsters to failing schools ( Similar political trade-offs in labor markets condemn many blacks, particularly black youths, to high rates of unemployment and reduced economic opportunities. Let's look at this, starting with a few historical facts. Today white teen unemployment is about 20 percent, while that for blacks is about 40 percent and more than 50 percent in some cities. In 1948, the unemployment rate of black 16-year-old and 17-year-old males was 9.4 percent, while that of whites was...
  • The Legacy of Liberalism

    08/31/2013 5:02:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | August 31, 2013 | John C. Goodman
    The 50 year anniversary of Martin Luther King's march on Washington is causing a lot of people in my generation to reminisce. In doing so, it is hard not to be struck by two puzzling facts: (a) the fall of racial barriers to success almost everywhere and (b) the lack of economic progress in the black community as a whole, relative to whites. On the one hand, it would seem that a black in America can achieve almost anything, even being elected president of the United States. On the other hand, if we compare the economic condition of blacks and...
  • Black Unemployment Rate Closer to 37.9%

    08/02/2013 9:20:19 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 16 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | August 3, 2013 | Larry Walker Jr
    I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. ~ Abraham Lincoln ~Phony Government Statistics, Detroit and Black Americans- By: Larry Walker II -One way the federal government could help reduce Black-on-Black crime and address the nations poverty crisis would be to start telling the truth about unemployment. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes a set of completely phony statistics each and every month, in order to convince the public that our economic condition is...
  • Black Leaders Open Fire on Obama Over Unemployment

    03/29/2013 1:06:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies ^ | March 29, 2013 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's failed job policies are facing bitter criticism from African-American leaders who say black unemployment has grown worse under his presidency. After four years of holding their tongues and remaining quiet in the face of sharply rising black unemployment and record poverty, political leaders from the Congressional Black Caucus to the NAACP have begun to open fire on the White House. Obama won 96 percent of the black vote in 2008 and about the same percentage in 2012, despite a worsening jobless crisis among African-Americans. At 14 percent for adults and 43.1 percent for 16-to-19-year-old teenagers, blacks...
  • Obama Labor Sec. Celebrates 7.9% Unemployment (14.3 for blacks), Gives Candy to Reporters

    11/02/2012 7:04:47 AM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies
    MacFarlane News via Twitter ^ | Friday, November 2, 2012 | Seth MacFarlane
    US Labor Secretary just bounced into studio with a big smile. Handed out candy to reporters. Loves job numbers Link to photo.
  • Ronald Reagan -- Our First Black President?

    08/27/2012 7:01:36 PM PDT · by gusopol3 ^ | January 19,2011 | Michael Reagan
    ut the past two years have made one thing clear: Ronald Reagan was a far better friend to black Americans than Barack Obama has been. Just compare the Reagan and Obama records. Under Obama, black unemployment rose from 12.6 percent in January 2009 to 16.0 percent today. This means that black unemployment has increased by more than one-fourth since Obama took office. And the Reagan record? African-American columnist Joseph Perkins has studied the effects of Reaganomics on black America. He found that, after the Reagan tax cuts gained traction, African-American unemployment fell from 19.5 percent in 1983 to 11.4 percent...
  • Big drop in unemployment rate for blacks (The BLS big lie, black unemployment drops 2.2% in 1 month)

    02/04/2012 6:04:09 AM PST · by tobyhill · 18 replies
    cnn ^ | 2/3/2012 | By Tami Luhby
    The unemployment rate for blacks fell more than 2 percentage points last month to its lowest level since March 2009. The drop puzzled economists, who cautioned that it's too early to say that a job market recovery for blacks is underway. The rate for African-Americans didn't budge at all in 2011, ending the year at 15.8%. The overall unemployment rate fell nearly a percentage point last year. But even at 13.6% for January, the unemployment rate for blacks is still far higher than the rate for other racial and ethnic groups, as well as the nation as a whole. The...
  • African Americans rally against Obama (New Black Panthers, black groups protest against Obama)

    04/26/2011 2:48:54 PM PDT · by Qbert · 26 replies
    Press TV ^ | Apr 25, 2011 | Press TV
    African Americans have staged a rally in Washington to protest against socioeconomic disparities in the US and failures to provide jobs to the black communities. Members of the New Black Panther Party and the Black is Back coalition converged in a neighborhood in DC's Southeast quadrant for a National Day of Action, demanding attention to inequalities in education, housing and healthcare, a Press TV correspondent reported on Monday. Protesters were particularly outraged by US President Barack Obama's failure to address the black communities' problems as figures show black unemployment hovers at staggering 16 percent nationwide. "I'm very angry and disappointed...
  • Young, Black, Male and Unemployed

    04/18/2002 9:01:15 AM PDT · by Armando Guerra · 12 replies · 970+ views ^ | April 18, 2002 | Geraldine Sealey
    April 18 Some Washington policymakers say marriage can get women out of poverty and off welfare. But for black women, a new study suggests that may be complicated by a difficult fact employment of the men they're most likely to marry has slipped for the last 20 years, leaving fewer and fewer potential breadwinners. Only 52 percent of young, less-educated black men ages 16 to 24 with a high school education or less are employed now, compared to 62 percent 20 years ago, according to a new report by Paul Offner and Harry Holzer of the...